Board Members

Women in Film and Media Colorado is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization. Board elections are held each year during the month of March. Positions are a 1-year term with a term limit of 2 years for executive roles. (details are in bylaws) Board members meet monthly and are actively involved in all aspects of operations.  If interested in a board position please inquire with us at info@wifmco.org

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Kristin Edwards

Board Chair

My experience thus far has fulfilled and fueled my passion for working with women by bringing us together to learn, and laugh.  As a member of the board, I can continue to co-organize panels, as well as capitalize on the synergy following events by talking with potential members and also serve as a conduit between programming and marketing to assist with the timely delivery of marketing assets.

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Trai Cartwright

President

Trai Cartwright, MFA, is a 25-year entertainment industry veteran and creative writing specialist. While in Los Angeles, she was a screenwriter, independent film producer, and story consultant and development executive for HBO, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, New Lines Cinema, and 20th Century Fox. Trai currently teaches producing and screenwriting for Colorado colleges, writers groups, conferences, and one-on-one as a development and copy editor. She is the screenwriter for Secret Ellington and Cheap Cabernet, two Colorado-based films.  www.traicartwright.com

Kathryn Gould - President of WIFMCO

Kathryn Gould

Vice President

WIFMCO founding President Kathryn Gould is a writer and actor with a number of local and national credits. She has appeared on network TV, won several awards for her short films, and is currently working on two writing projects with Heitmann Entertainment in LA. Bringing a Women in Film chapter to Denver has been a long-time dream. Her website is www.kathryngould.com.

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Rachel McKimmon

Secretary

“I recently moved here to Denver from Charlotte, NC where I majored in political science and English at Belmont Abbey College. While there I was active in our acting scene, participating in our college’s improv troupe, and also I was involved in our creative writing scene. I’m so excited to be in Denver and be working with WIFMCO board and their supporting members!”

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Breanna Washington

Student Board Member At Large

As a graduate of the Black women’s institution Spelman College with a B.A. in English and Spanish, I recognized the necessity for women, especially women of color, to have safe spaces that would undoubtedly advance their future career aspirations. As I developed my love for writing, tv, and film in college, it became increasingly important for me to not only discover opportunities in these areas for myself but also to cultivate them for others so they could break down barriers and borders positioned to hinder their advancement. I am currently a Writing & Directing major at Colorado Film School. 

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Darla Rae

Fundraising Co-Chair

Darla Rae is CEO of Film It Productions and an Alumni of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles. She enjoys the occasional opportunity to act but also enjoys coaching others in both stage and film techniques. Darla has producing, directing, and writing credits for features, shorts, and documentaries. Many have won awards. Her films are generally, family, faith or inspirational in nature.  She is excited for the opportunity to work with WIFMCO as a board member.

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Karen Hemmerle

Fundraising Co-Chair

Karen Hemmerle is a screenwriter, monologist, script editor, and screenwriting coach. Her films have received multiple awards and two of her long-form monologues have been performed by Stories on Stage in Denver and Boulder. As one of the founding members of the Colorado Actors and Screenwriters Assembly, she has been a part of the growing Colorado film community for 17 years. Screenwriting is her second career, following 20 years as a jewelry designer, metalsmith, and gem consultant.

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Miranda Downey

Membership Chair

“I recently moved back to Colorado after several years in Los Angeles. I was extremely active in film, television, theater, and events in LA and I’m honored to bring my unique skill set and experience to the WIFMCO community. I am dedicated to supporting, mentoring and inspiring women and girls to create art and tell stories through film and media.”

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Alicia Leeper

Marketing Chair

Alicia is the owner & coach of The Actor’s Study, a stage, and film scene study workshop for adults.  She currently works as a Marketing Director for a retail consulting firm in Denver. She is a Certified Direct and Integrated Marketing Professional, and is a member of the Colorado Business Marketing Association. More importantly, she has been an actress in Colorado her entire life. Performing in local theater and film productions when time allows. She attended the University of Northern Colorado where she received a BA in Journalism & Mass Communications and a minor in Theater History & Dance Performance.  Alicia is represented by Big Fish Talent.

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Maureen Maloney

Programming Chair

Maureen is a documentary filmmaker with a background in Biology (MS) and International Human Rights (MA). She has filmed throughout Central and South America, Africa, and Asia, and worked on the award-winning documentary Hondros. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar, sailed across the Pacific as both a scientist and filmmaker with the Ocean Cleanup, and is a certified NOLS hiking instructor. Her work focuses on connecting people across cultural and geographic barriers. website: MaureenLeeMaloney.com

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Kimberly Ricotta

Development Co-Chair

Kimberly, a local film producer, and writer, along with her business partner Pam Nelson, produced an award-winning feature film and wrote a memoir which chronicles their 20-year history of filmmaking and other adventures.  She has a paralegal background and has also worked as a voice artist and comedy performer. WIFMCO has brought a new kind of energy to Colorado and Kimberly is thrilled to be a part of it!

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Pam Nelson

Development Co-Chair

Pam is an award-winning producer and screenwriter, who prior to being elected to the Board, was the 2017 Winner of the WIFMCO Screenwriting Competition for her screenplay Frog Days.   She is also a novelist, and the adventures of her twenty-year film history is the subject of a memoir, And Don’t Call Us Ladies!, which she co-authored with her business partner and Development Co-Chair, Kimberly Ricotta. Pam has been involved in the production of corporate videos, music videos and narrative and documentary film.  Through her background, she brings a wealth of production and project management experience to the Board.  Pam loves living in Colorado and contributing to this worthy organization.

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Tricia Mentor

Board Member at Large

Tricia is a producer, videographer, filmmaker, and actress. She has worked on multiple Emmy Award winning live and taped weekly productions for PBS and Denver Ch. 8. After working in the private sector as an account manager for almost 10 years, she gave it all up to learn to do what she loves. She studied acting and went back to school for multimedia design and video while working as a studio tech in 2 simultaneous jobs, which lead her to become a producer and editor.

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Shannon Dunn

Board Member At Large

Shannon currently owns a licensing company, Brigid Media and produces commercials full time. She is a working actor, produced writer and producer who has had 30+ years of entertainment industry experience ranging from Producing game shows (Scattergories, Scrabble) to running Central Casting’s non-union division, working for Grant Tinker as a contract negotiator and Paramount Studios as a development executive. She loves Colorado and served 4 years on the SAG-AFTRA Colorado-local board, and hopes to bring more film and TV projects to CO! Follow her on Facebook HERE

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Andrea Nordgren

Board Member At Large

Andrea is the Director of Integrated Content and Executive Producer for Unbridled, a creative, event, and experiential company in Denver as well as the Executive Producer for The 3% Movement.She has worked in agencies, brand-side, and as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies to non-profits. Andrea also owns her own indie film production company, Heroine, dedicated to telling social justice stories.